I Started Marching In Parades when I was just a Small Boy!! My First was with the Shamrock Majorettes as a Line Drummer. I was 11yo. Then I marched with West Frederick Junior and then Frederick High School Marching bands playing the BIG WHITE Marching Sousaphone(Tuba) LOL!! It was Sooooo MUCH fun until the day I had to carry my Tuba to the Red Horse Steak House after school to go to my job washing Dishes. I NEEDED a short cut because I was running late! Soooo I had the bright Idea to cut though back yards of folks. Well....All of a SUDDEN I see a BIG GERMAN SHEPHERD who saw me coming and I SAW HIM Staring me down!! YIKES What do I do!!?? Couldnt Drop my Tuba and run cause I Needed MY TUBA Couldnt Hit the Dog with it because he was to BIG!! Well im walking REAL slow caring my Tuba and then All of sudden HE CHARGED ME!! What do you think I Did to get away? LOL!! This Saturday Night October 26 starting at 6pm Its The Alsatia Mummers Parade in Downtown Hagerstown MD THE BIGGEST NIGHT TIME PARADE on The EAST COAST!! Since 1921 !!! This Parade is ONE of the Best Parades most fun to watch EVER!! And also The Town Folk put out there chairs REAL EARLY Some, DAYS BEFORE The Parade!! to get a good spot!! One word of advice...If Its Not YOUR Chair? Don't EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!! LOL!! I LOVE PARADES!! and Hagerstown Md!!